Wayne

Wayne Simmonds

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Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Wayne dined on Sat, 14th Sep 2019 (8)

Great food as always, just a shame that the service let you down this time. Clearly there was some disconnect between the kitchen and the front of house, surprising because usually no matter how busy you are the service has always been good.

The Meat & Wine Co Barangaroo

Barangaroo

Wayne dined on Fri, 13th Sep 2019 (9)

Really good food, we went for the chicken and the burger instead of a steak and we loved it

Rose Royale

Potts Point

Wayne dined on Tue, 20th Aug 2019 (6)

It was a real shame, we had such high hopes. Some of the food was great but when you can't produce mash potatoes without lumps, it's better than lukewarm and it was cooked fresh (appeared) to be heated from frozen. Don't cut corners, people notice

Malabar @ Darlinghurst

Darlinghurst

Wayne dined on Sat, 20th Jul 2019 (8)

A lovely evening, as always with great food except for one dish, the signature Chicken Makahani (it’s usually delicious) for some reason last nights was a bit tasteless, the sauce was very thin and although it looked the part it didn’t have the rich flavors you usually serve up. Was chef trying to stretch out what he had previously prepared?

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Sat, 1st Jun 2019 (9)

Best pizza in Sydney, amazing

The Cut Bar & Grill

The Rocks

Wayne dined on Sat, 25th May 2019 (3)

Very average I’m afraid, the prawn starters were good but the reason you go here is for steak and that was disappointing. Oh and if your serving meat at least give customers a sharp knife to cut it with....not those trinkets you call cutlery

Bistro Rex

Potts Point

Wayne dined on Sat, 18th May 2019 (9)

Great service, cracker wine list.....

nel restaurant

Sydney

Wayne dined on Fri, 14th Dec 2018 (5)

Went for the Christmas menu, pretty basic, which is fine but if your doing basic then do it well. This wasn’t great and it felt overpriced.

Kingsleys Woolloomooloo

Woolloomooloo

Wayne dined on Sun, 15th Jul 2018 (8)

Nice steak, great location, very nice all round

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Sat, 9th Jun 2018 (9)

Great food, the saffron risotto was amazing. Thanks to to staff for moving our table away from the ferral children. The only thing that spoilt our night a little we’re the incredibly inconsiderate parents who thought it was ok to let there kids run around the restaurant like it was a school yard. Shame on you lazy parents

Manjit's at the Wharf

Sydney CBD

Wayne dined on Thu, 17th May 2018 (9)

Modern Indian food with a traditional twist, amazing flavors and great food.

Anason

Sydney CBD

Wayne dined on Fri, 26th Jan 2018 (10)

Wow, what an amazing experience, the food here is simply stunning. And if your not sure what too choose from the menu then Kamaria who runs the front of house team is always on hand to help. We had a fantastic long lunch with friends who have vowed to return.

Vino E Cucina

Paddington

Wayne dined on Sun, 21st Jan 2018 (9)

Great food as always, lovely wine

Machiavelli

Sydney CBD

Wayne dined on Fri, 29th Sep 2017 (10)

Great food and amazing wine list

Lucio Pizzeria Zetland

Zetland

Wayne dined on Sat, 5th Aug 2017 (7)

Pizza was nice, service a little erratic. No offer of the desert menu or coffee etc, had to ask three times for the bill?

Little Lily's Cocktail Bar

Little Bay

Wayne dined on Sat, 6th May 2017 (7)

The service was not good, it was like they had four 18 year olds running the place. Not good for a Saturday night

Hotel Centennial

Woollahra

Wayne dined on Sat, 22nd Apr 2017 (8)

This is an interesting one, the food is good, the service is attentive and overall the atmosphere and surroundings are lovely. The problem was when we got the bill..... A couple of notable standouts which left a sour taste in the mouth are the charge for sparkling water at $20.40 for 4 people, we ordered one bottle of water and when I questioned it I was told that charge was for free flowing water....? Not something I ordered or something that was explained at the time. The water isn't even mineral water, it's basically carbonated tap water in a refilled bottle. The second issue is the way the wine list is set out, as with most wine lists it Wine and Red separately listed and then what appears to be a per glass and per bottle price.....it's not until your bill arrives that you realize that the per bottle price is actually for a carafe, the per bottle price is on the next page over. Granted, some restaurants do sell a couple of wines by the carafe, usually lower end places and it's usually the house red and white. So you can imagine my surprise when the wine I thought was $37 was charged at $75. It may well have been my fault for not reading your wine list in more detail but given what the established norm list looks it I didn't feel that I should have done any different. You have clearly listed multiple wines under the carafe section which in this case caught me out. It comes across as sneaky, both charges are designed to deceive and for that reason I doubt we would return.

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Sat, 1st Apr 2017 (10)

Great pizza and a well priced wine list

Vino E Cucina

Paddington

Wayne dined on Sat, 25th Feb 2017 (9)

Great Italian food and good wine list

Anason

Sydney CBD

Wayne dined on Tue, 10th Jan 2017 (9)

Great food, great service. Sydney restaurants could learn a lot from the front of house team at Anason. Nothing is to much trouble and they are genuinely happy to help.

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Sat, 24th Dec 2016 (9)

Great food as always guys but please, do I really have to argue with the waiter to get some mozzarella added to my favorite pizza....I was happy to pay the extra. We got there in the end but it was a challenge, not one I expect to go through when I bring a table of 8 for dinner.

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Sun, 6th Nov 2016 (9)

Best pizza around, loved the pasta too

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Tue, 20th Sep 2016 (9)

Great pizza, one of the best. The spaghetti ragu is also outstanding

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Sat, 10th Sep 2016 (9)

Great food, lovely pizza and very well priced

The Spice Room

Circular Quay

Wayne dined on Sun, 21st Aug 2016 (9)

All good, very nice

Manjit's at the Wharf

Sydney CBD

Wayne dined on Mon, 27th Jun 2016 (10)

Great Indian food, creative and delicious

Vino E Cucina

Paddington

Wayne dined on Sat, 25th Jun 2016 (10)

Very good, as always. Nice food and great service. Shame you don't open later into the evening as we wanted to come back for some of that great red wine.

Caffe Roma

Potts Point

Wayne dined on Wed, 8th Jun 2016 (9)

Very good as always, nice food and friendly service

The Butler Potts Point

Potts Point

Wayne dined on Thu, 26th May 2016 (7)

Food was good but we did find the menu a little limited. IMO it will need a revised menu to entice us back. Service was great, cocktails were outstanding

Vino E Cucina

Paddington

Wayne dined on Sat, 7th May 2016 (10)

Great meal as normal, lovely people and fantastic pizza. Love this place

Caffe Roma

Potts Point

Wayne dined on Thu, 17th Mar 2016 (9)

Great food as always, good pasta and lovely pizza

MV Bistro & Wine Bar

Surry Hills

Wayne dined on Sat, 12th Mar 2016 (6)

Sadly it wasn't a great meal, the pork bites were over cooked and the signature nona's ragu was served over cold pasta. You would expect that the pasta would be cooked fresh to order and not half heartedly reheated. The wine list was good but the pricing on the imported Italian wines was over the top, just take a look at Da Marios, they have the balance right.

Vino E Cucina

Paddington

Wayne dined on Sun, 6th Mar 2016 (9)

Great food as always, just the waiter seemed a bit out of sorts.....quite weird actually. He was slow to respond to our requests, it was like his mind was elsewhere. Very unusual for this great place

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Sat, 27th Feb 2016 (9)

Great food and a nice atmosphere, just let down a little by the server who threw our entrées on the table a ran to his next job. I'm sure the chef wouldn't be happy that his hard work was so badly delivered. We will still be back because the wine is well priced and the food is great.

Amanda's on the Edge

Pokolbin

Wayne dined on Tue, 16th Feb 2016 (9)

Great meal, looked after us very well. Fun night with great wine

bills in bondi

Bondi Beach

Wayne dined on Sat, 6th Feb 2016 (7)

It wasn't bad, it just wasn't great. Nice for a simple dinner, the deserts were the standout for us.

Beppi's

Darlinghurst

Wayne dined on Sat, 30th Jan 2016 (9)

Outstanding food as usual, very good with excellent wines

Pony Dining The Rocks

The Rocks

Wayne dined on Tue, 26th Jan 2016 (4)

The wagyu burger was terrible, overcooked, dry and tasteless

Vino E Cucina

Paddington

Wayne dined on Sat, 23rd Jan 2016 (9)

Great food and fantastic wine

The Deck Sydney

Milsons Point

Wayne dined on Sat, 9th Jan 2016 (10)

What an outstanding meal, we seriously had the best meal. Couldn't fault it and location is just the best.

Esca Bimbadgen

Pokolbin

Wayne dined on Wed, 30th Dec 2015 (9)

Great meal, stunning location. Very good all around.

Amanda's on the Edge

Pokolbin

Wayne dined on Tue, 29th Dec 2015 (9)

Very good, great entrée and amazing steak as a Miami. Very nice

Gramercy Bar & Kitchen

Perth

Wayne dined on Tue, 24th Nov 2015 (7)

Food was pretty good and the service wasn't bad. Pretty decent for the price.

The Butler Potts Point

Potts Point

Wayne dined on Thu, 19th Nov 2015 (10)

All good, loved everything. Perfect little spot to get away from it all

Little Jean

Double Bay

Wayne dined on Wed, 18th Nov 2015 (9)

Great food, nice atmosphere, it was just a little let down by front of house service. Bit disjointed, we were seated but didn't get any water, had to chase staff to place our order and then our entrees came out 10 mins apart. These reason offered was because the mussels are new on the menu.......? However, the food was great and the mains came out perfectly and on time. Just a bit of organization required FOH......small things to fix.

Grill Steak Seafood

Melbourne CBD

Wayne dined on Tue, 8th Sep 2015 (8)

Good meal, nice service, a good evening all around

Da Mario

Rosebery

Wayne dined on Sun, 26th Jul 2015 (8)

Food was great, no issues. The beetroot risotto is a winner and the pizzas are great. My only gripe was that the service levels need a bit of polish. Staff with tunnel vision, not noticing that customers require more drinks, water, the bill etc and staff just delivering food to the table a running away without offering the usual parmesan, black pepper etc. They just need training, remember that your kitchen is making great food only to be somewhat let down by lackluster delivery. The front of house is your shop window. We will be back, the foods is very good and well priced.

Grappa Ristorante & Bar

Leichhardt

Wayne dined on Sat, 4th Jul 2015 (8)

Great meal, scampi entree was simple but amazing. Proof that letting the food speak for itself is the right thing to do.

Riley St Garage

Woolloomooloo

Wayne dined on Fri, 12th Jun 2015 (8)

We tried the degustation, which to honest isn't really a degustation. A couple of starters and then the mushrooms, salad and the pork come as a main meal. They list them as separate courses in the menu to make it look like a degustation. Food was nice but think the menu needs some attention.

Dal Bukhara

Rose Bay

Wayne dined on Thu, 7th May 2015 (9)

Great food and good service

Caffe Roma

Potts Point

Wayne dined on Sat, 25th Apr 2015 (8)

It was a good night, very hospitable host, nice wine and good food.

+39 Pizzeria

Melbourne CBD

Wayne dined on Sun, 25th Jan 2015 (10)

Great food and good service, loved it. Highly recommended

Agape Organic

Botany

Wayne dined on Sat, 15th Nov 2014 (6)

Wow, if ever there was a case of great food being eclipsed by a shortage of staff....! A real shame, we would go back but only if they have a decent front of house manager.....not fair to let the waiting staff bare the brunt of customers frustrations.

Lucio's Italian Restaurant

Paddington

Wayne dined on Sat, 29th Sep 2012 (10)

A great meal and fantastic service from Lucio, Dirk and the team. The wine list is very special and the attention to detail is fantastic.

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